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Why are Geckos so expensive ?
Im thinking of getting into keeping geckos and have noticed that the price range is a very steep curve from $120 compared to beardies and the such.
This question may have been asked or answered before so i apologise for repeating it.
I just cant work it out.
I hope someone can explain, i might be having a blonde moment.
Supply vs demand I guess
Standard beardies have flooded the market as every man and their dog breeds them...so in their case, theres way more supply than demand, and they have to be sold cheeper.
Geckos are popular with girls. Girls are popular with boys. Has a similar effect as expensive jewelsOn the look out for small varanids that now need to live in a granny flat sized enclosure in NSW!
Could also be due to that they only have 2 eggs per clutch.
- 03-Apr-12, 09:14 PM #5
why are macaws so expensive?
people like them, they're pretty, a bit rare, etc.<pop culture reference>
....lol...any one else notice you're basically saying...supply vs demand!
Sorry, but It really is that simple.
Small clutches + increasing popularity = higher prices.
But it also depends on the species.
Then there's that fact that they are just so cute! hence why I am getting one in about a monthProud Keeper of Samson the Wheatbelt Stimson, and Gremlin the N. Amyae.
- 03-Apr-12, 09:19 PM #8
Wait wait geckos are some of the cheapest reptiles around and you think they are expensive?! Just because beardies have flooded the market, I think you'll find other than blueis and the most popular snakes finding a reptile cheaper than a gecko is pretty hard.Keeper, breeder and photographer of geckos.
Wheeleri for $150 in for sale section
It's because a lot of people breeding them have put a lot of time into their projects some geckos are rare as such as sheai and banded asper so are harder to come buy and demand a higher price also most geckos will live just as long as most other lizards/snakesKilling is wrong. And bad. There should be a new, stronger word for killing. Like badwrong, or badong. Yes, killing is badong. From this moment, I will stand for the opposite of killing: gnodab.
1 female gecko might give you 4 or 5 clutches per year , normally around 8 eggs if your lucky , so $1000.00 or $750.00 if I sell them in lots of 2 like I normally do.
I spend about $400.00 a year on food , I spent a few $1000 on racks , heating might be $100 or so a year , sand bags twice a year cost me $40.00 , vermiculite and perlite $20.00 , incubator running costs might be another $100 a year , I spend at least an hour or two most days cleaning or feeding etc so $125.00 for one of my very nice little geckos is pretty cheap IMO2 Week Herper .
- 04-Apr-12, 09:09 AM #12
Define expensive? I think most reptiles are not that expensive anymore even a 16 year old at macas could save enough to buy a green python or albino darwin. And most geckos go for well under that.Should I tell him about the bats. No need i thought. Poor ******* will see them soon enough! Obsesed By Geks Wan't Mice I got mice.
- 04-Apr-12, 09:36 AM #14
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